The European Softball Coaches Association (ESCA) will host the online show "ESCA camp the reunion - LIVE" on March 15, 2021.

On the LIVE Show on March 15, three of our guests will be connected from The Netherlands: Britt Vonk, Marjolein Merkx, and Jeroen Swers

Britt Vonk took part in the second ESCA Camp of 2017 as a guest talking about slapping, pitch speed, and mental errors. A part of her speech is visible here.

Marjolein Merkx has always been present at the ESCA Camps: "I have been part of the ESCA Staff since the beginning and I keep coming back because I love the concept so much. I made lifetime friends, I shared my love and passion for the game with people from all over Europe (or even the world), and broadened my network."

Marjolein also added: "It is an amazing way to share my knowledge with coaches and show the players a different way of training. I showed them a different approach to pitching than they probably have heard before and I’m sure they all loved it. It’s very hard to describe the feeling that ESCA camps gave me and will give me in the future." 

Coach Jeroen Swers will also be one of the guests at the "ESCA camp the reunion - LIVE". Jeroen was an instructor in 2019 at the ESCA camp in Diessen, together with Elisa Cecchetti and Marta Gasparotto.

ESCA will have the pleasure to have all of them as guests during the Live Show on March 15.

The Live Show will consist of a series of interviews with the guests and past participants of the ESCA Camps. It will be an occasion for those who never took part in ESCA Camp to get to know the past instructors and the campers to remember some good times.

Join us for 90 minutes of softball highlights, tips, and suggestions.
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See you on March 15, 2021, at 20:00 CET for "getting better together"!


Britt Vonk is a Dutch softball top-player. When she was only 17, she was part of the Dutch National Team for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Vonk attended and played for the University of California, Berkeley. She played in the American NPF, the Dutch Major League, and the Italian Softball League.


Marjolein Merkx is a right-handed pitcher for the Dutch National Team. Merkx was part of the Dutch Team that conquered the seventh spot at the 2018 WBSC Women's World Cup. She started playing softball as a kid in the team her mother coached.


Jeroen Swers is the Head Coach of the club Roef!, Dutch National Champion in 2019. Before becoming a softball coach, Swers played men’s softball for Brasschaat Braves in Belgium. In Belgium, he also coached the women’s softball team of Brasschaat Braves.